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Law 9 - The Ball in and out of Play 6/14/2017

Gerald Ebuka of Owerri, Imo Nigeria asks...

Some football players in school once argued with me that a whistle is blown when ever a goal is scored, i made it clear to them that a whistle is blown when a goal has been scored and the ball still appears to be in play. TRUE OR FALSE? ...

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Law 13 - Free Kicks 5/15/2017

James Douglas of Princeton, WV USA asks...

On a free kick in the attacking side of the field the defense retreats 10 yards. Before the kick is taken the defense moves in 2 steps. The offensive players do not move and are still 10 yards from the ball when the ball is kicked but they are in fro...

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High School 5/10/2017

JW of Carrollton, GA United States asks...

We were the visiting team in the state semi-finals last night. Our team was up 1-0 at the half. About 7 minutes after the half, one of the opposing team's players was given a red card for spitting at one of our players. Immediately, 2 student fans...

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High School 5/6/2017

Billy Will of Virginia Beach, VA United States asks...

The AR moved the corner flag during a free kick to make is easier for the player to kick the ball. Is this legal. I know during a corner kick the flag can not be moved. I don't know about a free kick and an AR bending the flag out of the way so the p...

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Law 5 - The Referee 4/30/2017

Dave Bober of Waynesville, NC US asks...

Ordered a youth referee kit for a new ref...along with everything he received his yellow and red card and also a card with a '2' on it. What is its purpose? We are very curious....

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High School 4/26/2017

Mike Kirkmn of Kennewick, Washington USA asks...

While working a U-13 boys' match, a player committed a reckless foul for which i issued a caution, showed a yellow card. The player's teammates celebrated the card. I thought that this action by the team mates was a show of poor sportsmanship and c...

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Law 10 - Determining the Outcome of a Match 4/19/2017

Adhish of New York, New York USA asks...

If a player standing inside the goal line saves the goal before the ball crosses the line. Will the goal be considered?...

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High School 4/9/2017

Rob Ford of Stafford, Va USA asks...

Both teams started with 11 and the error occurred after a large substitution for Team A. After play resumed the AR counted and alerted Team A that they didn't put enough subs back on the field.
If I read your answers, if Player A1 was originally...

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High School 4/8/2017

Rob Ford of Stafford , VA USA asks...

In a recent HS game team A was alerted by the AR that they only had 10 on the pitch. The ball was in play. At the next stoppage, Team B had possession. The AR believed Team A should be allowed to put the 11th player in the field and the CR believed ...

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Law 12 - Fouls and Misconduct 4/3/2017

Aaron Speca of Virginia Beach, VA 23456 asks...

What do we think of this play?

Player in black did sustain a head injury when her head hit the turf, which is one reason I raise this due to the concern over head injuries and the fact tha...

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